In November of 2019, General Motors unveiled its compact SUV known as known as the Buick Encore GX, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in which it was displayed alongside the new generation Encore. Its arrival in its US markets for the model year 2020 The Buick Encore GX featured a new design, along with aesthetic enhancements, like body-colored moldings and the sporty rear and front bumpers that have red accents that differentiated it from the regular Encore.
Size of its size and weight, the Buick Encore GX fits perfectly in between the compact Encore and the larger Envision SUV. In addition to sharing GM’s VSS platform along with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, there were no improvements to the mechanicals from the main lineup, and it came with the 137 horsepower 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, as well as the more powerful 155-hp 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
The model year 2021 version also included the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto basic features, along with satellite radio. 2022 introduced a more powerful engine with the Essence trim. There were no significant changes to the 2023 model other than the end of the Encore model, the GX was the first to be the most compact Buick crossover, and was a good start into the world of crossover.
It appears that the Buick Encore GX could be having a complete overhaul for 2024’s model year. It will have a new exterior and rear look that is finished with a new logo, interior design enhancements, perhaps an additional infotainment screen, and other features in the cabin.
2024 Buick Encore GX Redesign
Buick has embarked on a mission of revival to boost the appeal of their often not-so-great products. It is why the new Encore GX subcompact vehicle received new aesthetic upgrades front and rear to increase the curb appeal.
The new design will closely resemble that of the Envista and highlight Buick’s latest style language, including the headlamps positioned lower within faux corner vents and the slim daytime running lamps on top. Alongside the new Buick logo as well, it is expected that the Encore GX will feature the familiar shields of the brand. The entire exterior design for Buick Encore GX remains an open question at the moment.
Regarding the interior space, there aren’t any major changes in 2024. As we’ve mentioned for 2023 the Buick Encore GX offers 40.9 and 36 inches of rear and front legroom, respectively. The cargo space starts at 23.5 cubic feet when all seats are used and grow up to 50.2 cubic feet when the back seats are removed. It’s a smaller space contrasted with the 2023 Kia Seltos offering 43.1 as well as 38.0 inches of rear and front legroom as well as 26.6 and 62.8 cubic feet of space for cargo. Also, the 2023 Ford Bronco features 42.4 as well as 36.9 inches of legroom in the front and rear as well as 65.2 cubic yards of space for cargo space.
However, it is expected that the 2024 Encore GX will get a major refresh for the front seat occupants. In 2023, the Buick Encore GX has an array of technological features. We can expect the current standard CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi hotspot to be carried over to next year’s models.
In addition, the brand could incorporate an auxiliary gauge as well as infotainment displays that are arranged under one glass. In addition to a new dashboard style, the driver’s screen may have a smaller display with a tachometer that has an engraved dial and an accurate numerical reading to show speed and similar.
Features like active noise cancellation and the traditional push-button start are likely to stay. There will be features available such as parking assistance, an LCD head-up display as well as premium Bose audio.
Engine & Specs
As with the 2023 model year, the most luxurious Buick Encore GX models will feature the identical 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder motor, that can produce the equivalent of 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The less basic models will come with a less powerful 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, which produces an impressive 137 horsepower as well as 162 pound-feet of torque.
Although the FWD model comes with a CVT, the AWD layout is equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission. When AWD is enabled in 2023, the Buick Encore GX goes from 60 to 0 miles per hour in just 9.3 seconds. This is slow as a result of the heavy AWD arrangement.
Concerning fuel economy Regarding fuel efficiency, in terms of fuel economy, the 2023 Buick Encore with the 1.3-liter engine produces 29 mpg within the city and 32 mpg along the highway, with FWD. The numbers are down from 26 to 29 mpg using AWD. When using the 1.2-liter engine the highway performance is 31 mpg. It also has the same city fuel economy rating. A towing capability of 1000 pounds will also be carried over.
2024 Buick Encore GX Release Date
The new Buick Encore GX has already made its journey to China which has proven extremely successful before, along with its Envision equivalent. As USA testing of the Buick Encore GX has already begun the official launch will probably occur soon. It is expected that the Buick Encore GX is expected to debut at some point in the early quarter or 2nd quarter of 2023 as a model for 2024.
In the past, when compared to premium compact crossovers such as the Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V, or Subaru Crosstrek, the Encore GX base model has proven to be extremely impressive, particularly when it comes to price. However, this may be change with the 2024 redesign.
In 2024 Buick Encore GX’s price starts at $25,000. This is for an entry-level Preferred trim that comes with FWD front wheel drive (FWD) plus the less powerful of two engines that are available. Plan to spend $2,000 on All-wheel Drive (AWD). A few additional options on the most expensive Avenir model could push this model to around $36K.
- Encore GX Preferred $25,600
- Encore GX Preferred AWD $27,600
- Encore GX Avenir AWD $33,500
These are the manufacturer’s recommended retail price (MSRP) and are not inclusive of the factory-to-dealer delivery fee of $1,295 or the delivery charge.
Buick’s “nicer than mainstream, cheaper than luxury” method means the competitors are less expensive, while other models cost more. For instance, the Lexus UX hybrid could be a premium contender, whose price for 2023 was around $36.5K and is expected to have a higher resale value over that of the Encore GX. If you’re looking for something else, think about something popular but of high-end quality, such as Mazda CX-30.
Mazda CX-30 (from $23K in 2023). If the Encore GX is too small then the compact Envision is available from the 30s to mid-30s. Before purchasing a newly-built Encore GX subcompact SUV, go through your Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to determine what you’ll have to spend. The prices for resales for the Encore GX are below average.